Student Financial Aid Programs

Raul Cavazos, Director
Memorial Student Union Room 132

The Office of Student Financial Aid assists students in obtaining financial assistance through a variety of federal, state, institutional and private sources in order to supplement their own contribution to a college education. The financial gap between the cost of an education and monies available from the family can be complemented by grants, loans, scholarships and/or student employment. The office updates the types of aid available annually.

Please visit the Financial Aid Webpage for current policies, procedures, and requirements.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

Time is a very critical part when applying for financial aid. The following institutional priority deadlines indicate the date financial aid applications must be completed to ensure maximum grant eligibility and processing time:




January 15

Spring only

November 1

Summer Sessions

May 1

Verification Priority Deadline 




July 1

Steps in Applying for Financial Aid


1. A student must be admitted into a degree-seeking program to be eligible for financial aid. An application for admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville can be completed online at: website.

2. Apply for a student and parent Federal Student Aid ID online at FSA ID webpage. Your FSA ID will allow you to electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and access your application.

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications can be filled out beginning October 1 of each year. Our School Code is 003639. Students must list Texas A&M University-Kingsville as one of the college/university choices in the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid at this university. Completing the FAFSA requires students and contributors to consent to the Direct Data Exchange (DDX) from the IRS which includes certain financial information. Those who do not file a tax return must use proper income or benefit sources to complete it. The FAFSA can be completed for free by visiting

4. The U.S. Department of Education will review and process your FASFA information, notifying you via e-mail that the FAFSA Submission Summary has been produced and is ready for review. Our Office will send you an e-mail informing you when the FAFSA Submission Summary has been received. 

5. Monitor your application status on the Blue and Gold Portal. The Department of Education may randomly select your application for a process called Verification or may require additional requirements. At such time, you will be required to submit additional information and documents through our third-party Pro-Verifier. 

To allow time for accurate processing, the deadline to submit verification documents to TAMUK for the term you are registered for in the respective year is: 




November 1


April 1


June 1



Students and each parent, if applicable, will apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID to sign the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FASFA). The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID is also used to sign loan documents and complete other federal aid processes electronically. The student and parent must apply for separate FSA IDs for their own personal use as the FSA ID serves as a legal signature and thus should not be shared with anyone, including family. 

Students and parent(s) (if applicable) complete the FAFSA.

1. It is important to file as soon as possible as some sources of financial aid have limited funds. 

2. The federal school code for Texas A&M University-Kingsville is 003639.

3. It is required that students and parents provide consent to the IRS Direct Data Exchange (DDX) to import tax information directly into the FAFSA. If contributors deny the use of DDX, the student will be ineligible for student aid.

Student receives a FAFSA Submission Summary 7-10 days after the FAFSA is submitted. 

1. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) sends the FAFSA Submission Summary to the email address provided on the FAFSA.

2. The FAFSA Submission Summary is information provided on the FAFSA. Student reviews information for accuracy and verifies that Texas A&M University-Kingsville is listed correctly. 

3. If the summary has errors, you can correct your application using your FSA ID on the FAFSA website

Verification may be required. Texas A&M University-Kingsville has partnered with Pro-Ed to submit additional requirements. To be reviewed for aid eligibility you must submit documents and forms when requested to Pro-Verifier through the secured link sent to your student email. The U.S. Department of Education selects approximately 30% of students who complete the FAFSA for Verification. Verification is a process where the school confirms that the data reported on the FAFSA is accurate. Students will be informed by the U.S. Department of Education on the FAFSA Submission Summary if they are selected and will receive notices from Pro-Verifier and Texas A&M University-Kingsville of the required Verification documents that must be submitted.

Financial Aid Award Letter Created 

After an electronic version of the FAFSA Submission Summary is received by the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Office of Student Financial Aid (and verification or outstanding requirements have been completed, if applicable), the student's financial need is calculated. A student's estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) less the Student Aid Index (SAI) equals financial need. Several types of financial aid are based on financial need. 

1. The Financial Aid Award Letter is emailed to the student to their Texas A&M University-Kingsville email account. The Award Offer will include aid programs for which the student is eligible taking into consideration the calculated need. 

2. The student should follow the instructions provided in the Award Offer email and utilize all the supporting documents referenced in it. 

Award Offer Review

Students will need to log in to their Blue and Gold to access and review the financial aid offer and provide an action (Accept/Reduce Award Amount/Decline) as to the aid offered. Funds from grants and scholarships may be readily available. 

Merit scholarships will need to be accepted via Scholarship Universe.

If accepting a Direct Student (Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized) Loan, the student must complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) online. Loan Entrance Counseling and the MPN need to be completed prior to the disbursement of Direct Loan funds, otherwise release of the funds will not disburse. It is recommended that these loan application requirements be satisfied 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the semester of first enrollment. 

Students must reapply for financial aid each year through the applicable FAFSA process. 

General Information

Applicants must be accepted for admission, pre-registered for classes, and have all financial aid documents completed and on file before financial aid funds can be disbursed.

 Applicants must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to be eligible for financial aid. Students must enroll for summer courses to be reviewed for summer eligibility. 

Awards are subject to revision based on academic or enrollment status.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid Services at (361) 593-5372

Office of Student Financial Aid, MSC 115
Kingsville, Texas 78363

email: financial.aid@tamuk.eduFinancial Aid Webpage.

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